|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||G01N-021/00 F25D-013/06 F25D-013/04 G01N-001/42 G01N-035/00 F25D-011/04 F25D-025/04|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 31|
A tube picking mechanism is designed for use in an automated, ultra-low temperature (e.g. −80° C. or −135° C.) or cryogenic (e.g., about −140° C. to −196° C.) storage and retrieval system that stores biological or chemical samples. The samples are contained in storage tubes held in SBS footprint storage racks that are normally stored within an ultra-low temperature or cryogenic freezer compartment. The tube picking mechanism includes a tube picking chamber that is maintained at about −80° C., about −135° C. or at cryogenic temperatures in cryogenic appli...
1. A tube picking mechanism comprising: a refrigerated chamber containing a lower compartment refrigerated to a temperature of between −50° C. and −196° C. when the tube picking mechanism is in operation;an upper compartment having a temperature warmer than the temperature of the lower compartment when the tube picking mechanism is in operation, a bottom portion of the upper compartment being adjacent to a top portion of the lower compartment;a picker plate located in the refrigerated lower compartment for holding at least one tube storage rack containin...